Al-Qaeda Chief Calls for ‘Unrelenting Blows’ on Indian Army in Kashmir, Chides Pakistan for Its ‘Double Game’

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has asked “Mujahideen in Kashmir” to inflict “unrelenting blows” on the Indian Army and government in Jammu and Kashmir in a message released by the terror group’s media wing.

In the 14-minute speech, Al-Zawahiri also brought to light Pakistan’s involvement in fuelling cross-border terrorism in Kashmir in a message titled “Don’t Forget Kashmir”. The Foundation for Defence of Democracies (FDD) Long War Journal in an article said Al-Qaeda had been grooming an upstart group to wage jihad against the Indian forces in Kashmir.

“(I am) of the view that the Mujahideen in Kashmir — at this stage at least — should single-mindedly focus on inflicting unrelenting blows on the Indian Army and government, so as to bleed the Indian economy and make India suffer sustained losses in manpower and equipment,” Zawahiri said.

Calling both the Pakistani Army and the government “toadies of America”, Zawahiri compared the policy of Pakistan on Kashmir to that of the Taliban and migrant terrorists. Read More

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